Pink Supermoon: The Biggest and Brightest of 2020

The Full Moon in April 2020 will be the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year. Find out everything you need to know about April’s Super Pink Moon here.

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When to see the Full Moon in April 2020?

For the best view, watch for the Moon when it rises just above the horizon. The Moon has a golden hue and appears larger near the horizon than when it is high up in the sky. Not to miss the right moment, find out the exact times of moonrise and moonset for your location in the stargazing app Star Walk 2. If you plan to take a photo of this lovely, rare Supermoon, check the Ephemeris app to determine the Moon’s position and predict the perfect place and time to capture it.

( April’s Full Pink Super Moon shining among the stars of the constellation Virgo. Use the free stargazing Star Walk 2 for iOS and Android to explore the sky above you. )

Pink Supermoon: The biggest and brightest of the year

Watch for the biggest Full Moon of the year to light up the sky on the night of April 7. Supermoons are about 7% bigger and 15% brighter than typical Full Moons, however, this difference is usually difficult to notice with the naked eye.

Why is April’s Full Moon called the Pink Moon? Is it really pink?

If the Moon will not actually be pink, what is the meaning behind its name? Historically, the names of Full Moons were used to track the seasons. As a result, traditional full moon names are always closely related to nature and have seasonal associations. The name “Pink Moon” refers to the pink wildflowers called “Phlox subulata”, “Сreeping phlox” or “Moss phlox” that bloom in the early spring. That’s how this Full Moon got its “nickname”.

Other names of April’s Full Moon are the Egg Moon, the Fish Moon and the Sprouting Grass Moon.

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